You remember the Hyundai IONIQ? The South Korean automaker’s one-car platform to release three models with different electric powertrains, IONIQ Hybrid (HEV), IONIQ Plug-in (PHEV) and IONIQ Electric (BEV). It created a lot of buzz earlier this year with hopes that the all-electric version could compete with the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and other long-range electric cars coming to market in the next year.
We were disappointed when it was actually revealed that the IONIQ Electric will actually have a 28 kWh battery pack allowing for an EPA-rated of about 110 miles. Now Hyundai reveals the first pricing for the vehicle in Europe, starting with the UK, further confirming that the vehicle will actually be competing with the Nissan LEAF.
While the HEV version will start at £19,995, Hyundai revealed that the all-electric (BEV), IONIQ Electric, will start at £28,995 ($37,900 USD) in the UK.
It compares to the Nissan LEAF with a 30 kWh battery pack, which can achieve a similar range as the IONIQ Electric, and starts at £27,230 ($35,600 USD) in the UK. Both cars are also eligible to the £4,500 electric car grant.
Hyundai will also offer a PHEV version with about 30 miles of all-electric range, but it has yet to release pricing information since the vehicle will launch later next year.
The HEV version will become available through Hyundai’s entire network of dealerships in October, but the BEV version will only reach a selected network of 27 dealerships with a complete rollout in 2017.
CEO of Hyundai Motor America Dave Zuchowski confirmed earlier this year that the company will launch all three electric versions of the IONIQ in the US during the third quarter, but it’s not clear if it is still the plan based on the current international rollout.
Here’s the full press release
HYUNDAI MOTOR REVEALS FULL PRICING AND SPECIFICATION OF IONIQ
Jul 4, 2016
- IONIQ Hybrid prices start at £19,995 for IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi
- IONIQ Electric offers up to 174 mile range, with 80% recharge in 33 minutes – prices start from £28,995
- IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid on sale in 2017
- POD Point announced as preferred charging partner
- IONIQ Digital Press pack can be found at www.hyundaimedia-ioniq.co.uk
High Wycombe, 4 July 2016 – Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of IONIQ, the world’s first car to offer three electrified powertrains. IONIQ will go on sale in the UK on 13 October.
Prices will start from £19,995 for the IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi, which includes standard features such as 15” alloy wheels, DAB with Bluetooth, Cruise Control and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear View Camera. Standard safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi, from £21,795, provides additional equipment over the SE, including keyless entry with push button start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED rear combination lamps and a driver’s supervision instrument cluster with 7” LCD display. Integrated satellite navigation with TomTom Live services, an Infinity audio system with Android Auto / Apple CarPlay and Wireless Phone Charging (where supported) also feature as standard.
From £23,595, IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi models benefit from enhanced comfort equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front seats and heated outer rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front Parking Assist and optional 17” alloy wheels round off this range topping trim.
IONIQ Hybrid is available in 7 different exterior colours; Phantom Black, Polar White, Platinum Silver, Iron Grey, Demitasse Brown, Marina Blue and Phoenix Orange. The lava stone interior trim features blue accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.
IONIQ Electric prices start from £28,995 for the Premium specification, mirroring Hybrid Premium, with specific equipment including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear combination lamps and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard across the IONIQ Electric range.
IONIQ Electric Premium SE, available from £30,795 again mirrors Hybrid Premium SE specification, with standard equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV specific 16” alloy wheels.
IONIQ Electric is expected to receive eligibility for the Plug-in Car Grant, enabling customers to potentially receive a £4,500 grant towards the purchase of the vehicle.
All IONIQ Electric feature standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring an 80% charge capability in just 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger, whilst a standard ICCB Charging Cable will allow charging from a domestic 3 pin supply. IONIQ Electric also features adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column mounted paddles, maximising driver engagement and enhancing efficiency.
It is available in 6 different exterior colours; Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for IONIQ Electric, Blazing Yellow. The lava stone interior trim features copper accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.
IONIQ Hybrid will be available across the Hyundai dealership network from the 13 October, with IONIQ Electric initially available from a selected network of 27 dealerships, with full network rollout from 2017.
All IONIQ models come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, with the additional high voltage battery cover of 8 years / 125,000 miles.
IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid 1.6 GDi prices and specifications will be announced prior to the on sale date in 2017.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said: “The All-New Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car offering three electrified powertrains and it will make low- to zero-emission mobility more accessible to more people. Hyundai’s innovative approach delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience, the latest connectivity and safety features with an enhanced industry-leading warranty-package. It is also an important milestone in our sustainability strategy, bringing innovative technologies to the market and extending the company’s product range of low-to-zero emission vehicles, which already includes the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell electric vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell.”
Hyundai Motor UK has also announced that POD Point will be the preferred charging partner for customer domestic charge point installations, as well as points across the Hyundai UK dealer network and Hyundai Motor UK facilities.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said “POD Point’s technical experience, with over 22,000 installations so far, alongside their consistently high customer satisfaction scores, made POD Point the automatic choice for us when considering our charging partner for IONIQ”.
Erik Fairbairn, POD Point Founder and CEO said “The UK launch of Hyundai’s IONIQ is another clear indication that plug-in vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. We’re excited to help welcome Hyundai drivers to the world of EV with our high standard of customer service and first class installation experience.”
PRICING AND SPECIFICATION TO FOLLOW
Full IONIQ pricing:
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
Recommended On The Road Price
IONIQ Hybrid IONIQ Hybrid SE 1.6 GDi
IONIQ Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDi
IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi
IONIQ Electric IONIQ Electric Premium
IONIQ Electric Premium SE
Optional Extras Metallic / Pearl Paint
17″ alloy wheels (IONIQ Hybrid Premium SE only)